Structural characterization of a new copper(II) complex of 1,10-phenanthroline and benzoate [Cu(phen)(C6H5CO (2) (-) )(2)]

S. S. Batool*, S. Ahmad, I. U. Khan, Missing Ejaz, W. T. A. Harrison

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A new mixed-ligand copper(II) complex of 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) and benzoate ligands having the general formula [Cu(phen)(C6H5CO2)(2)] is prepared and its crystal structure is determined by X-ray crystallography. The complex exists in the monomeric form; the coordination environment around the copper(II) ion is square planar, with the pair of monodentate benzoate ligands being in a cis disposition. In the crystal, the molecules are linked into [001] chains by weak C-Ha

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Structural Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


  • copper(II) carboxylates
  • 1, 10-phenanthroline
  • benzoic acid
  • ray crystal-structures
  • magnetic-properties
  • superoxide-dismutase
  • DNA cleavage
  • acid
  • ligands
  • benzimidazole
  • coordination
  • biochemistry
  • monohydrate

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